Posts by Barry Tonkin

Can we get cheaper solar panels?

Cheaper solar panels and solar products Can we get cheaper solar panels? Solar panel prices can change across product cycles. There are four different stages of product life cycle. The cycles are; introduce, grow/innovate, mature/ stabilise, and decline. Panel prices could come down over time. There are other factors to consider. Solar photovoltaic(PV) technology is growing and improving. Solar panels for water heating and PV for electricity have been in commercial production for 50 years. Early adopters of solar bought expensive
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What is energy efficient roofing?

The energy efficiency roofing question In the context of energy efficiency, the roofing system needs to be insulated. The roof is a part of the building support structure. Walls support the roof above the ground and enclose the walled space. The roof frame supports the roof covering material that provides the building with weatherproofing.  A usual and obvious feature of many rooves is their slope. The slope helps to shed water to prevent it from entering the building from above. The
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Is solar energy expensive to maintain?

Is solar energy expensive Is solar energy expensive for the average homeowner? No: Solar energy is free. Solar systems have capital costs, but they are progressively getting more affordable. In a domestic situation, there are usually two types of solar panels. The photovoltaic (PV) panels absorb light photons to produce direct current (DC) electricity. There are solar thermal panels that absorb solar energy to heat water. For more than fifty years solar technology had a residential application. Over the last
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Transitioning to renewable energy sources – Obstacles?

Biofuels Transitioning to renewable energy sources uses wind, hydro, solar and biofuels as the main renewable energy sources. Fossil fuel sources supply 81% of all global energy. Renewable resources provide about 19% of global energy. The biomass resources, which includes biofuels, are the largest source of global renewable energy. Seventy percent of biomass is used in Africa and Asia for heating and cooking. Transitioning to renewable energy sources If the question turns to renewable electricity production, hydropower is the largest source among
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Solar Panel Envy? No Problem For Solar Panel Users!

Introduction:  What Can I Say, Solar Panels Have BenefitsWhat is Solar Panel Envy?I’d say “solar panel envy” is a wishing feeling people have when they get a power bill. Imagine on a warm sunny morning opening the mail and not having to wince, then look out from your home knowing you have solar panels that eliminated your bill. Solar Panel Envy is a link between the action of someone installing solar panels and the emotional feeling that arises from within
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5 Things You Need To Know About Solar Battery Today

Solar Battery IntroductionSolar battery technology provides us viable ways to collect, save and store electrical energy that we generate from renewable solar power sources.Five things to know about solar batteries:There are many types of battery technology suitable for storing solar powerSolar batteries are now more efficient and are becoming more affordableThe relatively high price of electricity makes solar batteries a good investmentThere is a rising trend for installing solar batteries to existing solar installsPeer-to-peer energy sales makes a storage batteries
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Jetsun Solar Charger 16750 mAh Review

Here we review the Jetsun solar charger 16750 mAh charger and inbuilt battery with its compact solar panel. This is a power charger that you can recharge its battery from a wall socket to use in the field and at any time top it up by using sunlight during the day.I like its portability, durability and price relative to other solar chargers.It comes with dual USB output ports, which you can use to charge your cell phone and another device
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Portable Solar For Motorhomes, Recreational Vehicles And Camping Trailers

Portable Solar Panels For MotorhomesWhen you are choosing a reliable alternate source of power, solar energy is the best choice. The number of portable solar power systems being used are increasing by the day.Portable solar panels for motorhomes and recreational vehicles are the preferred energy choice for many happy campers.There are good reasons why solar power should be installed in motorhomes and recreational vehicles.Motorhome Powered By Solar PanelsUsing  portable solar panels for motorhomes increases your holiday freedom to select destinations
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Rockpals 100w Solar Panel Review

With a Rockpals 100W solar charger always in your vehicle you have a sense of freedom that comes with portable electricity. You can recharge your portable electrical appliances during any day the sun is out.Sometimes when you go away for the weekend, do you just get into your car and go? With no plans, you drive to somewhere like a beach or a forest and park, pull out the folding chairs and table, and then go for a walk to
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Best Top 5 Portable Solar Chargers

What Are The Top 5 Portable Solar Chargers?The sun is the source of pure reliable solar energy. Solar-powered devices use an effective photovoltaic technology to convert light energy into direct electrical charge for powering batteries, to run calculators, watches, lights and similar mobile devices. We will look at the top 5 portable solar chargers for your on the move lifestyle.Modern gadgets are regularly equipped with rechargeable batteries that can be charged using a solar-powered charger. Your laptop, iPad and cell
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